As filming for Series 9 draws to a close, Special Agent Chamberlain 006 has been out and about in sunny (yes, I was surprised too) Cardiff, tracking down the production crew to their not-so-secret location of ‘Eddie’s American Diner’ on Mermaid Quay. Here is what he found…
Suggestions are that this is filming for the final episode/episodes of the series, though it is also possible that these scenes could fit in anywhere. I guess we will all know by Christmas!
The first new trailer for the forthcoming Series 9 has been released by the BBC onto YouTube today. 90 seconds of intriguing glimpses, sounds and quotes (including the one at the top of the page).
We also know when the new series will start, September 19th. This puts it four weeks later than last year and if there are no breaks will mean there is just a three week gap between season finale and Christmas episode this year.
Featuring old enemies and new aliens, as well as an interesting and mysterious encounter at the very end of the trailer, it can be viewed here….
Special Agent Chamberlain 006 is back, and he has once again been out on the trail of the Doctor Who crew filming in and around Cardiff for Series 9. Last week Agent 006 caught up with them during filming in and around the grounds of Caerphilly Castle. Here is his pictorial report….
As ever we appreciate the efforts of Special Agent Chamberlain 006 in his ongoing mission to find and photograph the Doctor Who production crew going about their filming work. More reports as and when he files them.
Deep in the heart of urban Cardiff, the production team are hard at work filming the new series of Doctor Who. Today our special agent, known only as Chamberlain 006 and recently parachuted into Cardiff, disguised himself as a local to send us this report from the latest outdoor filming of Series 9….
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The production team began setting up overnight at Lydstep Flats in Gabalfa, Cardiff, creating a staging area about a mile away. Location set-up began before 9am in the area around the flats (previously used as the Powell Estate in ‘Rose’ and more recently as block containing Clara’s flat in ‘Time of the Doctor’) with 2pm. The team remained on site after 5pm, though whether night filming is involved is currently unknown.
First spotted was Jenna Colman (Clara), who filmed three scenes involving her entering and leaving the building, while donning and removing a motorcycle helmet. Two separate outfits were worn during these scenes.
Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) arrived and left in costume, though did not film outside. His scenes were presumably inside the building, and possibly also quite short.
Also in costume were Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) making these scenes part of the UNIT episodes, most likely the two part story suggested for episodes seven and eight. Like Capaldi, they did not appear to be filming any exterior scenes.
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Thanks to our anonymous special operative for that report and the set photos included with it. Great work Tony!